We used to run a set of quarterly articles that required a whole marketing team, a set of designers, and three heads of department. When the global illness situation royally shafted us, we ended up losing around 30% of our workforce, most of which was marketing and design. This meant that articles became less of a priority, but the big boss of the company still felt it was vital we had them out at the usual time.
Big Boss: Where are the articles? They’re due to go out this month!
Us: We’re sorry, but due to lack of resources, the earliest we can get the articles out is in two months’ time, unless you want us to compromise on the quality of the work.
Big Boss: Lack of resources? You should have everything you need; I’ve not revoked anything that you require to work. And the quality needs to be as high as possible. I won’t compromise on this.
Us: People. You revoked people. We lost over half of our team, but the workload for the company has stayed the same, so it’s increased for everyone. We can’t keep up the same turnaround times when we all have three times as much work to do.
Big Boss: That doesn’t count. You should still be able to manage the same amount of work.
An additional 10% of the workforce has left of their own volition. I wonder why.